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A Short Thesis on Arc-Welding


Hall, Ray Irvin and Nordquist, Carroll Oscar (1927) A Short Thesis on Arc-Welding. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/NTGM-4973.


During the past few years the attention of architects, engineers and others encased in or connected with the building industry has been attracted to the possibilities of the application of welding processes to the joining of structural members. As oxy-acetylene welding was developed before electric arc welding became perfected it was only natural that the gas torch should be first considered. It developed however on examination of the two processes that while acetylene welding gave better results in most cases it was only in the hands of experts that it could consistently outscore the arc as a welding medium. Arc-welding has the advantage over the acetylene process, where each individual operator must use his own judgement as to the proper flame, in that a squad of arc-welders can work under the direction of a single expert supervisor who accepts the responsibility of fixing the current value and of determining the proper size of welding rod to be used on any given type of work.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Civil Engineering
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Civil Engineering
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:7 June 1927
Additional Information:Carroll Nordquist's name misspelled in thesis title as Carroll "Norquist".
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:06302015-093601454
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:9043
Deposited On:30 Jun 2015 16:56
Last Modified:27 Jan 2023 22:11

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